In Pictures: Wells St. Bridge Replacement

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Mar 4, 2013 6:10PM

Over the weekend, the city began the first of two scheduled nine-day closures of the Wells St. Bridge in order to replace the 90-year-old structure.

On Sunday, we decided to check out the progress as workers were busy removing the old South leaf of the Bascule bridge so that they could construct the new leaf. The same process will take place to replace the North leaf in April.

The closures are expected to have major impacts on commutes as it cuts Brown and Purple Line access to the Loop.